A&P TAPS HERZ TO SUCCEED KRAMER
MONTVALE, N.J. — A&P here last week said it had named Paul Herz executive vice president, operations. He succeeds Mark Kramer, who A&P said left the company to pursue other interests. Prior to joining A&P, Herz was executive vice president of retail stores for OfficeMax, and before that he has held vice president posts at Wild Oats Markets, ShopKo and Fred Meyer Inc., a division of Kroger Co. Sam Martin, named chief executive officer of A&P last month, also joined the company from OfficeMax, where he had been chief operating officer. Both Martin and Herz also previously worked at Wild Oats, which had been partly owned by investment concern Yucaipa Cos., which now holds a stake in A&P. Separately, A&P also named Carter Knox senior vice president of human resources and communications. He is another veteran of OfficeMax, where he most recently had been senior vice president of human resources.
LEDERER NAMED CEO OF DISTRIBUTOR
ROSEMONT, Ill. — John A. Lederer, the former president of Loblaw Cos. who had recently engineered a makeover at New York City's Duane Reade drug store chain, has been named president and chief executive officer of U.S. Foodservice, based here. Lederer is currently chairman and CEO of Duane Reade, which was recently acquired by Walgreens. He had joined Duane Reade in 2008 after 30 years at Loblaw, which is Canada's largest supermarket chain. U.S. Foodservice is a national foodservice distribution company formerly owned by Netherlands-based Ahold and now under the control of private equity.